Ogre to Release The Last Neanderthal on Minotauro Records

If you felt a doomly shake under your feet just now, no doubt that was Portland, Maine (there’s a twist!), trio Ogre, who’ve let word drop of their coming fourth album, The Last Neanderthal, with the force of any number of tectonic plates. The three-piece will issue The Last Neanderthal through Italian imprint Minotauro Records (hopefully) in late March, with cover art by drummer Will Broadbent, whose classic-comic style meshes perfectly with the band’s homage to the vaunted traditions of riff.

That album art and the tracklisting for The Last Neanderthal came down the PR wire, and of particular note is the cover song “Soulless Woman” by heavy ’70s rockers Ogre. That’s right. Ogre covering Ogre. It’s almost high-concept enough to make your skull cave in. Which no doubt was the whole idea.

Get informed, because knowledge is power and the squares are always near:

The album, which is titled “The Last Neanderthal”, is in the final stages of completion, and we’re hoping for an early March release (date is not set in stone yet, but I’ll keep you posted once we get more info). The master is in the label’s hands and the artwork is getting its finishing touches as I type this email. After that, it will be off for duplication.

The album has eight tracks on it and will be released by Minotauro Records in deluxe mini-LP format with obi strip and a foldout poster containing a reproduction of the album artwork (done by our drummer, Will Broadbent) and lyrics. I’ve attached a jpg of the front cover to this email.

Here’s the tracklisting of the album:

Shadow Earth
Nine Princes in Amber
Bad Trip
Son of Sisyphus
Soulless Woman (cover of a song by uber-obscure 70s rock band named…Ogre)
White Plume Mountain
The Hermit


Ogre, Plague of the Planet (2008)

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2 Responses to “Ogre to Release The Last Neanderthal on Minotauro Records”

  1. Mike H says:


  2. scott says:

    Wow… I thought they had disappeared. the promised vinyl releases of their earlier stuff never happened and I though it was over. Great news…

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